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DOTW Vote: Wake vs. NC State

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Who gets your vote as Deac of the Week?

NCAA Football: North Carolina State at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Wake pulled off a 30-24 win over NC State in one of the most thrilling games of the season. Now that everyone has had a night to sleep off the giddiness, let’s get to business. Here are your nominees for Deac of the Week:

WR Tabari Hines

Hines powered the Wake offense against NC State. He did so by continually getting open for a team-high 8 catches resulting in career highs of 139 yards and three touchdowns. That marked Hines’ second straight game with 8+ catches and 100+ yards.

LB Demetrius Kemp

Kemp made plays all over the field for the Deacs. Along with his 8 total tackles (7 solo), Kemp forced both NC State fumbles. Kemp forced and recovered a game-saving fumble in the fourth quarter that turned what would have been a go-ahead touchdown for NCSU into a touchback for Wake.

CB Essang Bassey

After Kemp’s heroics, NC State’s defense forced a three-and-out by Wake, giving the Wolfpack the ball and 41 seconds to score 7 points for the win. A few plays later, Ryan Finley had the ball at Wake’s 35 yard line with 12 seconds left. Finley took a shot to the back of the end zone where he had his two leading receivers waiting: 6’3” Kelvin Harmon (8 receptions for 105 yards) and 6’2” Jakobi Meyers (10 receptions for 90 yards). Bassey (5’10”) made a perfectly-timed athletic play to elevate over those two and grab the ball to secure the win for Wake.

Honorable Mentions:

The offensive line (we’re going to need to put together a piece on just how excellent the unit has been this year), John Wolford, Matthew Colburn II, Chuck Wade, Cameron Glenn, Jaboree Williams

Poll

Who gets your vote as Deac of the Week?

This poll is closed

  • 38%
    WR Tabari Hines
    (202 votes)
  • 55%
    LB Demetrius Kemp
    (287 votes)
  • 5%
    CB Essang Bassey
    (29 votes)
518 votes total Vote Now